This text was produced in partnership with Hardin’s Creek
Sipping a wonderful bourbon is pleasing sufficient, nevertheless it tastes even higher when there’s an incredible story to go together with it. Lately, seemingly each whiskey is accompanied by a narrative, particularly when it’s a restricted version. Perhaps it’s concerning the uncommon oak that went into the barrels, or the acute growing old it underwent. Some tales are extra fanciful than others, straining the credulity of savvy whiskey drinkers.
However there’s no must stretch the information whenever you’ve received over two centuries of actual historical past behind you, as is the case with the James B. Beam Distilling Co. and its latest launch, Hardin’s Creek. With 227 years of historical past and heritage in whiskey-making, the corporate has an abundance of true tales to share. Take it from eighth-generation grasp distiller Freddie Noe.
“Guaranteeing the highest-quality whiskey is launched with a narrative is certainly one of my favourite elements about being a grasp distiller,” Noe says. “Retelling tales I’ve heard from Dad or Grandaddy (Booker) can also be certainly one of my greatest inspirations as I’m seeking to create new merchandise and types. Generally it’s only a joke however different occasions it’s issues I see or hear across the distillery that make me assume, ‘How can we apply previous distillery classes into future improvements’?”
The ultra-aged Jacob’s Effectively is certainly one of two debut bourbons within the James B. Beam Distilling Co.’s new Hardin’s Creek line. The opposite is Colonel James B. Beam Kentucky Straight Bourbon, a 108-proof, 2-year-old bourbon with flavors of vanilla, nuts, caramel, and wealthy oak. The vary of limited-edition whiskeys goals to showcase the subsequent era of pushing boundaries in whiskey by progressive strategies, elements, mixing, and age statements. There can be periodic new restricted editions inside the Hardin’s Creek line, which is led by Freddie and his father, seventh-generation grasp distiller Fred Noe. The daddy-son group carries on a protracted legacy of Kentucky distilling that started with their ancestor, Johannes Jacob Beam, within the late 1700s.